The center is located on the hills south of Bologna, 3.5 km away from the historical city center, in a modern building close to the ancient Ronzano Hermitage (XV sec.), where a small Community of the Ordine dei Servi di Maria resides.
The area is very panoramic and quiet, and the isolation and beauty of the place favor cultural and scientific retreats. The facility is particularly fit for didactic and training purposes thanks to its proximity to the city and its advanced computer and communication technologies.
The Lecture Hall is equipped for 100 people , while the Workshop Hall is adapted for 25 people. These two halls are equipped with a wall screen, a PC and a videoprojector.
The didactic structure is completed by a Computer Hall with 18 work stations connected to the internet.
TECHNOLOGY & CONNECTIVITY
The strength of the Center is a technology expressly developed for Distance Training.
Any event taking place in Ronzano can be broadcast live or recorded to any PC connected to the internet, thanks to the webcast platform developed by the European Genetics Foundation.
The Center has a broad band connection with a full duplex speed of 10 megabit. The facility is part of the Eumed Connect, Geant2 and Dante networks (high speed European Universities connectivity networks) and is monitored by CESIA (Center for the Development and Management of the University Computer Services) in terms of performance and security.
The Center is equipped with a wireless connectivity for all users, in addition to the Alma Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows the personnel and students of the Bologna University to connect directly through their personal account, without any further authorization.
Large parking lot is available for our guests and a keeper lives at the Center.
The available optional services, to be quoted on demand, are:
• secretary assistance (for accounting, organization, logistics) before and/or during the event;
• technical assistance for projections, installation of specific software for didactic purposes, audio-video recordings, webcasting, etc.;
• shuttle to/from the historical city center of Bologna (timetable to be agreed on);
• shuttle to/from the railway station and airport.
Breakfast and coffee breaks are offered in the Center cafeteria. Agreements can be made with a catering for a typical lunch, or veggy food or ethnic cuisine. For the evening we can suggest a list of affiliated restaurants and bars to taste the renowned Bolognese cuisine and experience the lively Bologna nightlife.
PRICES & DISCOUNTS
The price list is available on demand. Special conditions are offered to the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy.
RONZANO & ITS SURROUNDINGS
Remarkable historical and natural areas surround the Center. Hike lovers can enjoy a pedestrian trail that leads from Ronzano to the city center across the Villa Ghigi Park, a large green area on the hills of about 30 hectars, that hosts historical remains and naturalistic and landscape attractions.